Welcome to my first venture in the world of Blog. To be straight up, I’m not expecting too many people to waste their precious time reading this, so I’ll just bang away on the key board and see if I can produce something that’s half interesting.

Most of my writings will be around presenting jobs I have worked on, or booked to be working on. I’ll also include some of the happenings on Mix106.3. On Friday 28 April I’m hosting the Master Builders Association’s Group Training Awards which I’m looking forward to. In the past I have hosted the MBA’s Kids Assist Program breakfast presentations.

Over the last couple weeks I have been busy at GIO Stadium with Raiders home matches. It’s been awesome to watch the 7 rounds come together so far. After a couple of close losses and a bit of a second half hiccup against the Sharks, we’ve now strung together 3 wins on the trot, as we lead into Friday night’s fixture against Manly.

There’s been plenty of highlights at GIO so far with the Viking Clap being an absolute standout. I loved watching Nic Cotric score his first try in the top grade, while Jarrod Crocker notched up his 100th. Sia Soliola is in career best form and away from the field is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He’s also pretty handy on the golf course too. Walking around speaking to some of the Raiders past legends on the big screen in the Forever Green round was also a privilege.

I hope you like the image I have used here. I had the opportunity to speak to the great Garry Belcher at a special Forever Green post-match function at the AIS.

In Round 8 the Raiders play Manly at GIO Stadium on Friday night. This is the NRL ANZAC round. Over the past few seasons I’ve been in the privileged position of hosting the pre-game ANZAC ceremony and commemorations. Being up close as the Catafalque Party enters the playing arena, the Ode is read, the Last Post is bugled and the Anthems sung is one of the most humbling and solemn experiences.

If you’re planning on being at the game on Friday, be sure to get there with plenty of time to spare. A big crowd is expected and you don’t want to be left lining up to get in as the ref blows time on. The main game kick off is at 6.00pm with the Federation Guard and Royal Military College Band part of the ANZAC commemorations.

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